The Scarsdale Tavern

23a Edwardes Square , London, W8 6HE

1 reviews

Pubs Kensington

SquareMeal Review of The Scarsdale Tavern

One of the area’s finest pubs, The Scarsdale gets top marks for its lovely frontage looking onto a picturesque square & its extensive line-up of well-kept real ales (Butcombe Bitter & London Pride, among others), as well as a creditable wine list & some interesting continental beers including Verdett & Liefmanns. It also scores on the food front, with a busy restaurant at the back serving popular international staples (rib-eye steaks with béarnaise sauce, salmon suprême et al) alongside blackboard specials – from beef Wellington or confit duck to slow-roast shoulder of lamb with flageolet beans. There’s even a small terrace at the front where you can share a jug of Pimm’s on a summer evening – no wonder this place is popular.

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8.0

Food & Drink: 7.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Continental Diner platinum reviewer 14 February 2012

This is a very special little place tucked away in what can only be called “deepest Kensignton”. It used to be an officer's club during the Napoleonic Wars, and they have the old Champagne bottles to prove it. The food is good, a few pub classics with a modern twist, but all top-level Gastro-Pub fare. One comes here for the atmosphere more though and that is were the Scarsdale scores full points. The Square Meal star is very well earned and the staff are much better nowadays and always have a smile. For dinner it is pruden to call ahead as the place gets very busy at times.

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